From: "John Clark" <jonkc@worldnet.att.net> To: <extropians@extropy.com> Subject: Re: Free will (was: Re: Nucleus Accumbens Transplant) Date sent: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 00:53:39 -0500 Send reply to: extropians@extropy.com
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> Michael Lorrey <retroman@together.net>
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> >My only question to those who simultaneously believe in many worlds, while also believing
> >in conservation of mass and energy: Where does all of the mass and energy come from? Many
> >Worlds talks about whole new universes splitting off all the time. Where is the mass and
> >energy for these universes coming from?
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> If there are an infinite number of universes then mass and energy are still conserved,
> Infinity +1 = Infinity. If the number is only astronomical then either the conservation laws
> are not true at the largest scale or the number of universes is constant, if a universe splits
> off then someplace else two universes merge.
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> John K Clark jonkc@att.net
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Extropists, who presumably also well know the Law of Entropy,
should know that the chances of two separate universes
independently achieving the atom-for-atom relative locational
identicality required for seamless merging (if even then it would be
possible - something about two things in the same spacetime) is
incalculably less than the chances of a single bifurcation allowing for
one to split into two of them; therefore to assert that for each one
that splits, two would merge seems to violate statistical laws. Joe
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